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Old 10-08-2017, 08:45 PM
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We have had a good spate down my local beck last day or two and despite sept and Oct been th best months I decided I would take the spinning rod down to the beck. Not a lot of activity no sign of the silver tourists so after a couple of hours decided I had done enough , As i had one last cast and not giving it all my attention i felt the faintest pluck and looked at my spinner nearly back at the surface only to see a large , actually very large sea trout turn away... many casts later i realised my chance had gone... bloody frustrating things....

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Old 10-08-2017, 11:45 PM
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Aye, the Houdini of fish. How anything can smack into a treble hook or any hook for that matter & not connect is unbelievable....bloody great fun though
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And isn't that the beauty of them?
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:24 AM
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That you hardly ever catch them?!

Sea trout and salmon must the only fish species you can't guarantee to catch in a weeks fishing. ( them and the big game trawling eg marlin etc).

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That you hardly ever catch them?!

Sea trout and salmon must the only fish species you can't guarantee to catch in a weeks fishing. ( them and the big game trawling eg marlin etc).
Totally agree gents going back for more punishment in the morning

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Just be very thankful that you still have some to be frustrated by. Up here in the north west highlands they are all but extinct. Runs just don't happen any more, only the occasional fish turns up.
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This doesn't always work but it's worth trying whether with salmon or sea trout;

If you get a pull or a pluck try a couple more casts then take a few steps upstream and fish a three or four casts back over the hot spot. This gives the fish time to return to its lie - but I don't like to overdo it and make him sullen. If it'll come again it'll do so in those casts.
If not, mark the spot well, move past it and fish on, returning in about ten minutes. A taking fish is a taking fish and may well come again. Be as stealthy as you can .....

The 'best' I've seen is a fish which was on for about a minute the first time and came again after a rest, but usually that's too much. A wee jab seems to get forgotten about pretty quickly, though.

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I've found with the tentative pulls, the moment you "feel" that pluck, release line (simple when fly fishing, just release what you are retrieving), sometimes the salmon/sea trout want to disable the prey & turn to take it as it drifts downstream, not always the best tactic as you usually have a poor hooked fish.
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The weekend turned out much better on Saturday I had two to the metal ( size 2 mepps ). Then on Sunday a couple of hours after dinner rewarded me with a nice fish on the fly although the Fish had a touch of fungus on. Its cheek .

There a couple of pics of them in my album but have no idea how to link them to my post ...
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[quote=green stick;2269873]There a couple of pics of them in my album

Two lovely fish, well done you lucky man.
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